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Between 9 May-3 June 2022, Claudia Aradau, Professor of International Politics in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, is ACES visiting scholar. During her visit, Professor Aradau will give a public lecture, lead a workshop for PhD students and early career scholars and be part of a public seminar at ACES. Additionally, a reading group session will discuss what intersections between postcolonialism and postsocialism mean for International Relations.

About Claudia Aradau

Claudia Aradau has developed a critical political analysis of security practices. She has placed concepts and practices of (in)security in relation to other conceptual and practical apparatuses contesting and struggling against injustice and inequality. Her publications have proposed novel research agendas in critical security studies and International Relations around democracy and security, risk, materialism, critical methods and epistemic politics.

Among her publications are Politics of Catastrophe: Genealogies of the Unknown (co-authored with Rens van Munster, 2011) and Critical Security Methods: New Frameworks for Analysis (co-edited with Jef Huysmans, Andrew Neal and Nadine Voelkner, 2015). Her current work focuses on the political and epistemic effects of datafication and algorithms in governing (in)security. Her latest book is Algorithmic Reason: The New Government of Self and Other (co-authored with Tobias Blanke, 2022). The book approaches algorithmic operations through the analytical lens of controversies and dissensus in order to shed light on them. 

She is on the editorial collective of Radical Philosophy and on the editorial board of International Political Sociology, Security Dialogue, and Politics. Aradau is Principal Investigator of the European Research Council Consolidator Grant SECURITY FLOWS ‘Enacting border security in the digital age: political worlds of data forms, flows and frictions’ (2019-2024) and of the Open Research Area-funded grant GUARDINT ‘Oversight and intelligence networks: Who guards the guardians?’ (2019-2022).

Lectures and workshops

During her visit, Professor Aradau will give a public lecture, lead a workshop for PhD students and early career scholars and be part of a public seminar at ACES. Click on the link to find out more and register.